Office of Governor Gary Locke
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 19, 2004
Contact: Governor's Communications Office, 360-902-4136
Gov. Gary Locke Announces Appointments to Boards and CommissionsGov. Gary Locke today announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions:
Board of Accountancy
Rufino Moraleja of Lynnwood has been reappointed to a term ending June 9, 2006. The Board of Accountancy regulates public accounting through examination, licensing, complaint investigation and continuing professional education.
Board of Physical Therapy
Paula Dillon Mays of Spokane has been appointed to a term ending Sept. 18, 2005. Mays is a physical therapist and owns a physical therapy business. The Board of Physical Therapy examines and disciplines licensees, adopts rules, and establishes continuing education requirements and standards of professional conduct.
Correctional Industries Board of Directors
Brian K. Surratt of Seattle has been appointed to a term ending Sept. 25, 2006. Surratt is the public affairs director of First and Goal, Inc.
Sibyl A. Mills of Gig Harbor has been appointed to a term ending Sept. 25, 2007. Mills is a retired bank account executive with Bank of America. The Correctional Industries Board of Directors advises the Department of Corrections on programs designed to offer work experience and training of inmates.
Emergency Management Council
Chief Donald Bivins of Vancouver has been appointed to a term serving at the pleasure of the governor. Bivins is fire chief for the Vancouver Fire Department. The Emergency Management Council advises the governor and the assistant director of Emergency Management on all matters relating to emergency services in the state and acts as an arbitration body to settle search and rescue claims between state and local governments.
Emergency Medical Services/Trauma Care Steering Committee
Rep. Bill Hinkle of Cle Elum has been reappointed and Ande K. Grahn of Port Townsend has been appointed to terms ending Aug. 15, 2006. Grahn is a principal planner with Olympic Peninsula Planning.
Robert C. Willis of Puyallup has been appointed to a term ending Aug. 15, 2007. Willis is a fire lieutenant with the Tacoma Fire Department. The Emergency Medical Services/Trauma Care Steering Committee reviews the requirements for pre-hospital emergency and ambulance services throughout the state and the proposed administrative rules relating to emergency medical services; reviews regional emergency management plans and recommends changes; and advises on rules regarding poison information centers.
Executive Ethics Board
Evelyn Yenson of Seattle has been appointed to a term ending September 30, 2008. Yenson owns Yenson & Company and is former director of the state Department of Licensing and the Washington State Lottery. The Executive Ethics Board enforces state ethics legislation with respect to statewide elected officials and all other officers and employees in the executive branch, boards and commissions, and institutions of higher education.
Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Committee
Paul Parish of Kennewick has been reappointed to a term ending June 28, 2007. The Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Committee accepts from federal and state agencies loans or grants for the purpose of funding Hanford area revolving loan funds, infrastructure projects, or economic development projects and recommends a spending strategy for those funds.
Health and Welfare Advisory Board
Roger Neumaier of Everett has been appointed and Ricky Walsh of Benton City, Richard Rodruck of Seattle, Sheryl Smith of Yakima and Ruth Russell of University Place have been reappointed to terms ending December 31, 2006. Neumaier is Director of the Snohomish County Finance Department. The Health and Welfare Advisory Board helps the state risk manger adopt rules governing operation and management of health and welfare benefits programs. Reviews annual reports filed by health and welfare benefits programs.
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Advisory Committee
Roger D. Daniels of Washougal has been appointed to a term ending June 30, 2007. Daniels is an administrator at Clark College. The Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Advisory Committee coordinates and provides guidance to Washington’s observance of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Massage Examining Board
Scott A. Miller of Burien and John Piety of Grapevine have been appointed to terms ending Sept. 7, 2007. Miller is owner of Massage Services, Inc. Piety is a retired University of Washington mechanical engineering administrator. The Massage Examining Board examines candidates for licensure and registration; recommends and adopts rules and regulations for administering the regulatory law; and defines, evaluates, approves, and designates those schools, programs and apprenticeship programs from which graduation will be accepted as proof of an applicant’s eligibility to take licensing examination.
Public Employees’ Benefits Board
Dr. Penny Palmer of Spokane has been appointed to a term ending Oct. 1, 2005. Palmer is director of Psychiatric Consultation at Sacred Heart Medical Center. The Public Employees’ Benefits Board designs and approves insurance benefit plans for state employees and retirees, the higher education system, political subdivisions and all employees of school districts.
Small Business Export Finance Assistance Center Board of Directors
Paul Rollins, Jr. of Seattle has been reappointed to a term ending Oct. 1, 2008. The Small Business Export Finance Assistance Center Board of Directors is a non-profit corporation formed to assist small and medium-sized businesses in both urban and rural areas in the financing of export transactions. They also provide information to small and medium-sized businesses about export opportunities and financing alternatives.
State Advisory Council on Homelessness
Lana Cece Glenn of Spokane has been appointed to a term ending Jan. 4, 2007. Glenn is an attorney. The State Advisory Council on Homelessness makes annual policy recommendations for the governor and the Affordable Housing Board on ways to enhance the state’s ability to respond to the needs of people who are homeless, who are at risk of being homeless, or who have been homeless.
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Erin Mundinger of Omak has been reappointed to a term ending April 3, 2008. The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges prepares and submits to the governor the budget for community and technical colleges system; disburses funds to the 30 colleges; and establishes standards for staffing, financial procedures, curriculum, degree and admission policies.
State Council on Aging
Andrew C. Joseph, Sr. of Elmer City has been appointed to a term ending Sept. 15, 2007. Joseph is former director of the Colville Tribal Area Office on Aging.
Bea DeBoer of Port Orchard has been reappointed to a term ending Sept. 15, 2006. The State Council on Aging advises the governor and the Department of Social and Health Services on policies, programs and services affecting older people.
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